By Terrence McNally
A Contemporary American Classic – Spring 2024

Due to capital improvements, the production of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune is indefinitely postponed.

Please email Audience Services at or call 215.985.0420 X1 for more information.

Written by four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally with humor and sensitivity, this enduring portrait of middle-aged love and desire has been seen on Broadway three separate times, and has charmed audiences worldwide. Taking place over the course of one night, the play tracks two blue-collar romantics as they search for emotional intimacy: as Johnny tells Frankie, “People are given one moment to connect. Not two, not three, one! They don’t take it, it’s gone forever.” We are thrilled to bring back Terrence McNally to PTC, where he premiered so many of his classic plays.

We can understand both points of view in a play that brings fresh illumination to the latest phases of that old lovers’ moon.” – The New York Times

“…full of sincerity, hopeful silliness, and emotional innocence.” – Vulture

Terrence McNally, who passed away March of 2020 is the recipient of four Tony Awards for Love! Valour! Compassion!Master Class, Ragtime and Kiss of the Spider Woman. Other plays include Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; The Lisbon TraviataCorpus Christi; The Ritz; Some Men; A Perfect Ganesh; it’s Only A Play; Bad Habits; The Stendhal Syndrome; Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams; Deuce and Unusual Acts of Devotion. His other musicals include the books for Catch Me If You Can; The Full Monty; A Man of No Importance, and The Visit, as well as the libretto for the opera Dead Man Walking. He won an Emmy Award for Andre’s Mother.